Such a great weekend retreat! The Orendaga is little less than four hours from home, but it was like another world. Between the mountains, the trees, and the lake, if you need to exhale, this is where you should be.
The Orendaga cabin on the lakefront was perfectly appointed - so tidy and clean, with space heaters and an electric fireplace (good thing for us - it got a bit chilly!). Organized and non-cluttered, all needs met! Fabulous organic/fair trade tea and coffee blends were supplied for fresh, delicious brew; a bookshelf full of reads, rowboats and kayaks, a fire pit and grills - we loved it. The screened-in porch overlooks the lake, and it was perfectly serene.
The main house and the pottery studio have been refurbed from the original buildings - these artists have stayed true to the feel and history of this place, adding only what was needed, and only in a way that enhances. Absolutely beautiful.
We spent some time in town; shopped and ate locally - kinder, more friendly people just can't be found. If you're staying, ask about a relaxing massage with Donna; she is wonderful! Special thanks to Java John, our friends at the Alpine, and to the wonderful stylist at Just Because Boutique.
I was likely an OCD pain, but Michele helped set everything up via email and supplied information and all the help I needed, with patience and a sense of humor! While we were there, Lorri (sp?) was helpful and lovely - we can't wait to return with friends to rent out all of the spaces (!!) and to visit the Inn at the Bridge, which is what these two, and their husbands, are working working on. Should be amazing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Boutique Inn on the lake featuring organic gardens, pottery studio, and finely crafted private accommodations in beautifully restored antique cabins & suites. Within the Historic Village of Northville, the Inn provides vintage bicycles, kayaks, or a short walk to shops and restaurants. ... more less